Republican Dan Roberts will face Democratic candidate Jared Huffman in the general election. Roberts earned 15% of the vote in the “top two” primary for the congressional race in California’s 2nd congressional district. In a biographical article about Roberts, the Marin Independent Journal noted his earlier connections to smaller political parties:
“…Roberts, who had left the Republican Party to join Ross Perot’s Reform Party, couldn’t re-register as a Republican in time to qualify for the June 8, 2010 primary. At the last minute, Roberts tried to get his name on the ballot as the American Independent Party’s nominee but failed.”
According to his website, his campaign has also been endorsed by the American Independent Party. Roberts, a military veteran, has attracted the attention of some non-interventionists for a quote on his website advocating “benign foreign policy: no wars of adventure. Stop nation building.” The candidate with the third-highest vote total in this race was activist Norman Solomon who at one point was registered as a member of the Green Party. Roberts defeated Solomon by 172 votes. Solomon conceded to Roberts on June 26.